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International Rose Test Garden

Address: 400 Southwest Kingston Avenue, Portland, OR 97201
Phone Number: (503) 823-3636
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$75*
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Best of Portland Small-Group Sightseeing Tour
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Ranked #4 of 262 Attractions in Portland
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
Owner description: The oldest official, continuously operated public rose test garden in...
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Type: Gardens, Outdoors
Owner description: The oldest official, continuously operated public rose test garden in the United States boasts more than 8,000 roses.
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Long Island City, New York
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

I loved these rose gardens. I especially liked that they were so well organized. You can easily find a special rose you are looking for.

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PA
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259 helpful votes 259 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Get there early to get a parking spot close ... no fee for Rose Garden. Walk the gardens admiring all the colors and varieties.

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Manila, Philippines
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Because it is a test garden, the landscape layout is not particularly charming, but the roses are amazing. It is always special to see something you've never seen before and this garden promises to show you something you haven't seen. Every time we go, we feel like kids, picking the 'best' flower, which always changes 10 times during the visit.... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Loved the beautiful open spaces, the roses were gorgeous, and there's a great view of the city! Definitly one of my favorite places growing up!

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Los Angeles, California
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22 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I can imagine that this would be lovely in the correct season, but unfortunately by October the roses were looking rather sad. Free, except for parking, so no loss. We tried to walk over to the Japanese Garden but there's a 10 minute hike up causing us to arrive at 4:01 pm and they wouldn't let anyone in past 4:00... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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76 reviews 76 reviews
21 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Whatever you do, DO NOT carry a huge SLR around your neck. It attracts tourists. Tourists who want their pictures taken with an assortment of roses! With an iPhone! I’m kidding, of course, but I did get asked by at least 4 different couples to take their picture because I had a camera that made me look like knew how... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

After many years of driving by, finally made an effort to stop, well worth it. full of amazing roses, very well laid out, easy to walk through and check out all their selections. relaxing and great atmosphere for family, especially with young children. Friend's toddler had fantastic time running around the amphitheater.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I love photographing flowers and was blown away by the variety of roses in this lovely park. I was amazed to see so many in glorious bloom in mid-October

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Iowa City, Iowa
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61 reviews 61 reviews
15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Except for the Keukenhof tulip festival in the Netherlands this Rose garden is the number one display of blooming flowers in the world. June is the best time to go but there seem to be roses blooming right up through November. Sometimes there is a harp playing which makes it delightful. It is free and well worth the drive to... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Portland without visiting this amazing attraction would be a real loss. It's gorgeous, fragrant and breathtaking. Be sure and walk to the top and see Mt. Hood from the picnic area on the far left hand side of garden....most people miss this and go to the side where the concession and store are located. Find out when the harpist plays,... More 

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